University of Texas at Austin president Bill Powers is joining President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and other university presidents today at a White House forum on increasing educational opportunities for low-income and disadvantaged students.
Event: The University of Texas at Austin Latino Male Symposium When: Friday, June 7, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Student Activity Center (SAC) Ballroom, 2201 Speedway Background: Latino male students have among the lowest high school graduation and postsecondary enrollment rates in the nation. Just three years ago, the national graduation rate for Latino males… » Continue Reading
President Obama’s trip to Austin Thursday will include a visit to Manor New Technology High School. The high-tech high school is a field site for The University of Texas at Austin’s UTeach program, which actively trains the next generation of STEM educators and is a model for other programs around the country. Also, the STEM… » Continue Reading
AUSTIN, Texas – Six University of Texas at Austin professors have been named members of The University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Along with six educators from other UT System institutions, they are members of the academy's first class. The University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers was created to recognize outstanding… » Continue Reading
An immediate and dramatic transformation in remedial education is needed at the college level, says a report just issued by a national coalition of education researchers and advocates, including the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Citing groundbreaking research on both the causes of failure and proven successful practices, the “Core Principles for Transforming Remedial Education” recommends that most remedial courses be scrapped.
As the new school year begins, 2,000 Central Texas children will be building fundamental literacy skills through a partnership led by The University of Texas at Austin’s ACE (A Community for Education) program. The program is expanding to reach 2,000 children in the 2012-13 school year, which is double the number of students ACE reached last year.
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin has selected The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) to receive $550,000 over five years to create the El Paso Psychology Internship Consortium. The consortium internship positions will allow doctoral psychology students to perform one year of supervised training, a requirement to complete their degrees.
The Global Venture Labs Investment Competition (Global VLIC), the longest-running investment competition for graduate student entrepreneurs, will be held May 2-5 at The University of Texas at Austin. The "Super Bowl of business plan competitions," this year’s Global VLIC features more than 40 teams that gained eligibility by winning a regional new venture competition in the U.S.… » Continue Reading
The Tuition Policy Advisory Committee (TPAC) at The University of Texas at Austin has recommended raising in-state student tuition by 2.6 percent for each of the next two years, a move supporting a priority by The University of Texas System Board of Regents to improve four-year graduation rates.
Explorer Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic in 1985, is partnering with scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and other institutions to webcast a live scientific expedition to the eastern Mediterranean Nov. 10-18. People around the world will be able to view live video feeds and submit questions 24… » Continue Reading